Seminar: On Being a Federal Government Science & Technology Program Officer and a UAF Professor

Event Type: Lectures/Panels/Discussions

When: 9 October 2012

Where: University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska

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Since November 2006 Dr. Jeffries has lived in Washington, DC, and worked in northern Virginia, first for the National Science Foundation (2006-10) and then the Office of Naval Research (2011-present). All the while he remained a professor and employee of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. In this seminar he'll explain how one can work for the Federal Government and remain a university professor, describe what a science and technology program officer does, highlight differences between agencies, and suggest why it's important that academic researchers know and understand these differences. He will conclude with a few lessons he's learned that he believes can improve grantsmanship and proposal success.

This seminar takes place in the Elvey Globe Room at 3:30 PM on the UAF campus.